Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort Announces Opening Day: Friday, Nov. 1

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Las VegasLas Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort kicks off its 2011/2012 season on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. Lifts and lift ticket offices, located at the base lodge, open at 9 a.m. Three chairlifts and one surface lift that serve LVSSR’s 16 trails and The Strip, the area’s freestyle terrain park will run until 4 p.m. Amenities such as The Sports Shop, The Big Horn Café and The Bristlecone Lounge will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“This marks the first time in years that LVSSR will be opening for the season with all three lifts operating and enough snow to accommodate a variety of features in our all terrain park,” says Kevin Stickelman, president and general manager of LVSSR. He notes that the area is adding several all terrain park features to Rabbit Peak, its beginner slope area. “Our increased snowmaking capacity as well as recent storms are making it possible for us to be able to open ahead of schedule.”

LVSSR had originally scheduled its opening day for Friday, Nov. 25. Last month, a series of storms enabled the area to open for the weekend, operating Chair 3 on Saturday, Oct. 8 and Sunday, Oct. 9.

Lift ticket prices for the 2011/12 season are as follows:

Single Day Lift Tickets Weekdays (Full/Half Day*) Weekends/Holidays (Full/Half Day)

Adult $50 / $40 $60 / $50

Children & Seniors** $30 / $25 $40 / $35

Holidays: Dec. 17, 2011 - Jan 2, 2012; Jan. 14-16, 2012; Feb. 18-20, 2012

*Half-day tickets are available for purchase starting at noon.

** Children (12 & Under) & Seniors (60 & Up) Age Verification Required

New this season, LVSSR offers multiday lift ticket products that include weekdays, weekends and holidays. Pricing is as follows:

Multi-Day Lift Tickets 2-Day Ticket* 3-Day Ticket* 5-Day Ticket*

Adult $100 $150 $250

Child & Seniors $60 $90 $150

*From the date of purchase, tickets are honored any two out of three, three out of five, or five out of seven days respectively.

“With our expansion plan in motion, on opening day guests will see a variety of changes already in place, including our patio that has been expanded to 5,000 square feet, a hospitality yurt and two additional yurts that serve our expanded youth ski school and beginner programs,” explains Stickelman.

This summer, LVSSR initiated a $35 million master development plan that will expand the number of trails to 50 and lifts to 10 once completed over the next 10 to 12 years. In addition to the new features that Stickelman mentions, other additions already in place this season are five high-efficiency snowmaking guns, a youth racing program that runs for eight weeks in January and February and NASTAR, the National Standard Race grassroots ski race program.

LVSSR offers seven season pass options that can be purchases online at, by phone Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 702-645-2754. Passes can also be purchased at the LVSSR city office, located at 7501 Tule Springs Road, Suite 100, Las Vegas, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or at the mountain in the Guest Services area.

Season Pass Pricing

Child (age 6-12)* $200

Youth (age 13-18)* $300

Young Adult
(age 19-23)* $375

Military (with current Military ID) $400

Senior (age 60 & up)* $450

Adult Weekday Only** $400

Adult Unlimited $650

* Age verification required

**Monday-Friday. Holidays and weekends excluded.

About Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort

Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort (LVSSR) is located approximately one hour from downtown Las Vegas in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Established in 1963, LVSSR offers guests access to 11 trails via three chair lifts and one surface lift. The area features LVSSR’s Ski & Snowboard School, terrain park areas for skiers and snowboarders, and off-slope amenities. Powdr Corp., a leading mountain resort company, operates LVSSR in partnership with the USDA Forest Service under a special-use permit.

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